Panel discussion on the ‘Jewish Nakba’
Photos courtesy of Dr Edy Cohen
Scenes from the event held on 22 May in south Tel Aviv’s Bet Barbour to mark the ‘Jewish Nakba’. Organised by Janet Dallal, the event featured talks by Golan Barhoom, Dr Edy Cohen, Levana Zamir and others, witnesses such as Emad Levy who fled Iraq, as well as musical entertainment. It is the second year running that the Jewish Nakba has been commemorated in Israel.
The event occurred shortly after Palestinians marked their Nakba on 15 May.
Gadi Kenny, a peace activist whose interest in Jewish refugees has been ignited by his friendship with Baghdad-born Janet Dallal, asked on hisFacebook page why the Palestinian Nakba was so much better known than the Nakba of 800, 000 + Jewish refugees from Arab lands. Where are the journalists writing about it, where are the films about it? he asked. He urged survivors to record their stories and testimonies on video before it’s too late.